Folk of the Air Book 1: Cruel Prince

Folk of the Air  Book 1:  Cruel Prince
By #1 New York Times bestselling author Holly Black, the first book in a stunning new series about a mortal girl who finds herself caught in a web of royal faerie intrigue.

Of course I want to be like them. They're beautiful as blades forged in some divine fire. They will live forever.

And Cardan is even more beautiful than the rest. I hate him more than all the others. I hate him so much that sometimes when I look at him, I can hardly breathe.
Jude was seven years old when her parents were murdered and she and her two sisters were stolen away to live in the treacherous High Court of Faerie. Ten years later, Jude wants nothing more than to belong there, despite her mortality. But many of the fey despise humans. Especially Prince Cardan, the youngest and wickedest son of the High King.
To win a place at the Court, she must defy him--and face the consequences.
In doing so, she becomes embroiled in palace intrigues and deceptions, discovering her own capacity for bloodshed. But as civil war threatens to drown the Courts of Faerie in violence, Jude will need to risk her life in a dangerous alliance to save her sisters, and Faerie itself.
384 pages                     978-0316310277                                  Ages   13 and up
Keywords:  dark fantasy, magic, faerie world, intrigue, prejudice and racism, outcasts and loners, 14 year old, 15 year old, 16 year old, part of a series

Also in the series: The Lost Sisters e-novella; The Wicked King, Book 2; The Queen of Nothing, Book 3; How the King of Elfhame Learned to Hate Stories (Novella)

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